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the u.s. and russia. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. intelligence reports are suggesting as this regime gets closer to falling, syrian president, bashir al assad could release sirin gas on the people there to subdue the rebellion. this would be a new phase of the war. it has the u.s. uniting with russia to stop it and some here on capitol hill calling for u.s. military intervention. rockets streak across the syrian sky as the battle between rebel forces and troops move to outskirts of the capital of damascus. jeffrey white says it's only a matter time before the bloody civil war is over. >> you can feel it. you can sense it. looks like the regime is being defeated. >> reporter: intelligence officials say chemical weapons believed to be stored at this syrian base have been primed and ready for use. >> we remain very concerned. very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has been very reluctant to use military force to help the over
: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year per
morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here i
activist chen guangcheng may be in exile in the u.s. but he is still demanding change in china. in a taped statement released today, chen who is blind called on the new leader of the communist party to carry out political reforms and free jailed activists. chen's appeal comes just days after his nephew was sentenced to three years in prison. a prosecution seen as punishment for aiding his uncle's daring escape from house arrest last april. >> later new orleans firefighters helping new yorkers rebuild after sandy. she remodeled her kitchen and only used fixtures made in america. and serious civil war. rebels closing in on the capitol city of damascus. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues. t> >> jeff: a taliban attack at a military base in eastern afghanistan triggered a two hour battle today. suicide bombers began by detonating explosives at the gate of the nato base in jalalabadment all nine militants were killed. five afghan civilians also died. nato says the base was not breached. in syria two car bombs exploded today in the city of homs. at least 15 were killed there, and
report on security lapses at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. an attack there last september killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. margaret brennan is at the state department. >> reporter: the state department's chief of security, eric boswell, deputy charlene lamb, and an official in the near east division that overseas libya all resigned. the report called security at the u.s. post in benghazi "grossly inadequate to deal with the attack." career diplomat thomas pickering ran the review board. >> frankly, the state department hadn't given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources it needed. >> reporter: the investigation found senior state department officials ignored requests for ambassador stevens for more guards and security upgrades at the benghazi compound. the report also says the state department didn't have a clear picture of the security situation in benghazi and should have realized the compound was a target. and it criticized libyan militias who were assigned to protect the post. they disappeared when dozens of armed attac
in u.s. history involving an automobile defect. toyota has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to reimburse owners and install new safety equipment. dozens of drivers have claimed their cars accelerated without warning. more than 14 million cars were recalled in 2009 and 2010, but, as part of the settlement, toyota admits no fault. the forecast for this year's holiday sales were apparently way off. last week, the retail analyst shoppertrak projected sales this year would go up 2.5%, but a new report puts it at 0.7%, the weakest season since 2008. we asked elaine quijano to find out why shoppers were not in a spending mood. >> reporter: the early indications are that shoppers weren't in the holiday shopping spirit this year, and some of the reasons had nothing to do with the economy. dana telsey is a retail analyst. >> whether it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in th
nine years, the u.s. defense budget would be reduced by $455 billion. domestic programs would be slashed by 464 billion. 1,000 government programs face potential cuts, including three that directly impact air travel. john bentley has the story. >> reporter: long waits at airport security are nothing new. but if the u.s. government goes over the fiscal cliff, they could get even longer. according to one congressional analysis, the transportation security administration would lose more than $640 million in funding, roughly 7% of out budget. t.s.a. with would also lose over 7,000 security officers. safety would not be compromised. the passenger misery would increase. >> it could be a severe impact on the traveling public. instead of maybe one hour, you may be there two or three hours before. >> reporter: long lines would be the least of the problems. under the mandatory cuts of the fiscal cliff, the federal aviation administration would lose $800 million, and more than 2,000 air traffic controllers. fewer controllers mean fewer planes moving passengers and cargo. warns the air tr
to a suspect in the attempted shooting of a u.s. marine. live from cupertino, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> not far away but completely unrelated a cupertino preschool was locked down while police searched for a wanted man. the lockdown at good samaritan preschool on homestead road was just a precaution and kids were never in danger. police are saying little about the suspect except he is wanted for a crime committed in neighboring sunnyvale. ed. >>> in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, president obama is demanding immediate and specific strategies to curb gun violence. and he is promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, m
80% of u.s. farmland. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: and hurricane sandy closed the new york stock exchange for two days. it was the longest weather-related shutdown in over a century. the storm cripples fuel deliveries, leading to gas shortages in the hardest hit states. >> all day, man, it's like no gas. what are we going to do. >> reporter: in the tablet wars, google introduced the nexus 7 and ipad came out with the ipad mini. while media continues to boom, news print dwindles. "newsweek," the magazine, will continue in a digital version only. hostess brands which made twinkies, ho-hos and wonder bread shut down after a crippling labor strike. >> what is the world going to be without twinkies? >> reporter: a new intelligence report reports that china will overtake the u.s. economy in 20 years, but america's more immediate concern was the unemployment rate, which finally slipped below 8% in six years. that helped ignite a record shopping spree. americans spent a record $59 billion over thanksgiving weekend but shopping slowed closer to christmas as consumers kept an ey
criticism before republicans for an official explanation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> a new study in the medical journey suggests that obesity is killing three times as many people around the world as malnutrition. in missouri one high school looked at the problem of overweight kids and is doing something about it. seth doan reports. >> hi, brandy, how are you? >> reporter: spend a minute in the nurse's office at truman high school in independence, missouri, and you'll immediately notice something troubling. what problems are you seeing? >> we see type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, people with joint pains, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression from being above a healthy weight. >> reporter: the school nurse told us that 40% of students at truman high were overweight or obese. two years ago she was part of a districtwide program to test students' body fat. >> it's very concerning to see that they're dealing with adult illnesses at such a young age, and you just worry about where they're going to be in the future. >> we have a major issue with kids because of wh
but did not single out any individual u.s. individuals for blame. the review board was headed up by retired ambassador thomas pickering and former chairman of the joints chief of staff, admiral mike mullen. they'll discuss their findings with lawmakers today. the panel blamed systematic failures and leadership and management deficiency in two bureaus of the state department for security measures at the benghazi compound that were described as inadequate. the report concluded that while there were no specific threats of a terrorist plot, there were several incidents leading up to the september 11th attack that should have served as warning signs. investigators also praised the diplomatic security agents who responded to the attack and absolved the pentagon for any blame, saying there was not enough time for military assets to have made a difference. the board also made 29 recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions around the world. they include increasing the number of marine guards at each post, relying less on local security forces, and hiring more highly tr
christmas, the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history exceeded only by the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> 27 people including 20 elementary school children are dead in newtown, connecticut where a vigil has just concluded in one of the town's churches. >> by being here you speak he will gently by all your emotions and your physical presence and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me, the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> remarks from a vigil that just wrapped up a scene of incomprehensible grief tonight. as the senator mentioned this grief shared across the nation. maybe you have been watching "cbs evening news," maybe you spent part of your day following this story. the truth is there are simply mow words and no way to understand it but that's what we're all trying to do. you walk down the street into a coffee shop and you can see it on people's faces. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez has more. >> what prompted this outburst of violence? >> reporter: on what should have been a happy friday in the holidays we were gripped instead by the mass
nuclear weapons. >>> the u.s. is considering military options if syria uses chemical or biological weapons against opponents of the assad regime. u.s. intelligence has detected signs the syrian regime has begun preparing chemical weapons for possible use. it's believed syria has chemical and biological weapons stored at some two dozen sites. speaking in washington yesterday, president obama issued a pointed warning to president bashar assad. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> the assad regime won't admit it has chemical weapons, but says if it did, it would not use them. >>> in egypt today, opponents of president mohamed morsi plan a huge protest march and a general strike. crowds have started to gather in cairo's tahrir square. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning to you. what's the latest there now? >> good morning, terrell. well, president morsi's opponents are calling this a final warning to the pr
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continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >>
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getting wet. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and a.a.a. expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point, most of them by car. meteorologist jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jim, it's mainly good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now, with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. now tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states, so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm is going to be across the southeast that will produce some light rain there, and maybe some snow on the northern edge through the ohio valley into pennsylvania maybe eventually new york city late on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks around new york area, will see a litt
by storms. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and aaa expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point most of them by car. jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jirnlg it's nainl good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm in the northeast, and maybe eventually new york city on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks in the new york area, and then a bigger storm will brew in places like oklahoma and texas during the day on christmas. we could be talking about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much.
in a bank robbery. surveillance video captured a man robbing a u.s. bank on ralston avenue yesterday. the man between the ages of 25 and 35 approached the teller, demanding cash. the employee complied and the suspect ended up leaving. witnesses saw a silver sedan speeding near the bank but officers haven't determined if that car belonged to the suspect. >>> registered nurses plan to picket 21 kaiser permanente hospitals in northern california today. they are trying to draw attention to what they call inadequate staffing. kaiser officials deny that. the picket lines are scheduled from two to 6:00 this afternoon. >>> berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used by the government to watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just
,400 people and launched the u.s. into world war ii. a sailor found himself on battleship west virginia december 7th, 1941. he vat down with cbs 5 reporter ann makovec and told her how he managed to survive the attack. >> at first i said hel l, no, i'm not going abandon my ship. >> john will never forget those moments from december 7th, 1941 when he was stationed in pearl harbor hawaii. >> i was on the battleship,ss west virginia. a great big monster. i looked and saw a plane head for my ship >> then he six torpedos head out. >> we had an outstanding crew on that ship, unfortunately. >> he is 92 years old but his memories are as sharp as ever. he attended this memorial service this morning on coast guard island. and we sat down to talk about the darkest moments of that day. >> and what i did, i would grab the sailor's hair and pull it just as hard as i could. if i got a moan or groan or sign of life, i would take him out to the other group of sailors to get him medical help because i didn't have time to take out dead bodies, and there were a lot of them. >> more than 100 people died on
. >> first responders open up about the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. we'll have their first hand accounts. >>> plus, here comes another one. more rain winding up off the coast, just about to make landful. >> i do think people waited a little bit and now they're just ready to buy, buy, buy. >> which is just what retailers want you to do. good evening. i'm bryan. ann notarangelo has the night off. we're going to begin by looking at the hi-def doppler. still picking up scattered showers. another system is winding up offshore. up to another three feet of snow above 7,000 feet in the sierra. we'll have the complete forecast this just a few minutes. >>> meantime, in marin county, people are keeping a close watch on the creek. during the rains, it came within inches of flood stage. elisa is live there. >> reporter: we're taking a look at the level of the creek. pretty low, only about four feet. it floods at 13. that's what happened back in 2005. here's some video from back then, just to remind people why folks who live in this area always prepare whenever there is a sto
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, very clear on this. it's clear when he was a state senator, it was clear when he was also a u.s. senator. it was clear also as a president, and he was dealing as you well know with a myriad of issues. and he was pushing very hard and making sure also that we had the funding to do everything we needed to do justice department. >> the brady campaign in the first year gave obama an "f." an "f." there was a reported in "the new york times" on sunday that after the aurora shooting -- i know you weren't at the white house then, but that the justice department went to the white house with ways to expand the background check system in order to reduce the risk of guns falling in the hands of mentally ill people. and there was a decision made not to go that far. what i guess i'm trying to ask, not assign blame, but politically, how hard is it to take on the nra? >> first of all, having fought to pass the brady bill and the assault weapon ban, the last time we really had gun control, it is very hard. that's why what you have to focus on is criminal access and the type of guns and make it a
when the u.s. struck back at terrorism, reporting from on board the uss abraham lincoln in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide >> there are 120,000 inmates in the 13 prisons. later that year she spent 10 days in afghanistan. >> what would you like people to know back mt.bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security and the crease faltering steps toward stability. a trip to northern iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kurd s, once sadam hue sane's victims, know thriving in a nearly independent region. when she took viewers to ghana it was so they could meet the recent past. first world electronics with the third world landscape and the distance past. >> a lot of people today were from the bay area. >> back in the u.s. it was a look at the future. the inauguration of america's first black president, and a look at how far we've come 20 years, but no matter where she was, dana was always on her own path. >> that hair. >> she's notorious for update her do. >> day ma cannot keep a hair style for more than three week
to look at the safety of our schools. right now you have one-third of u.s. schools that do have an armed presence. a resource officer, a police officer is present in the school. why should one-third have this greater safety while the other two-thirds do not? and so this christmas season i think the highest priority should be the safety of our children and our elementary schools. i have grandchildren there, and i think one of the aspects of it would be have a greater armed presence very discrete presence, a highly trained presence, in our schools that can provide greater level of safety. >> congressman, you're absolutely right that some schools are armed right now. armed guards have not preventeded three recent massacres. there was an armed guard at columbine, as you know about. virginia tech had its own police force. ft. hood one of the most heavily secured facilities in the country. if armed guards are not preventing mass shootings at those places, why do you think arming every single school in the country will prevent more of these shootings? >> that'
, randy paige, cbs 5. >>> and new numbers are out today showing the housing market is making a comeback. u.s. home prices rose more than 6% in october compared with a year ago. that is the greatest yearly gain since july of 2006. prices increased in 45 states in october including california. >> we're considerably higher in the bay area than the rest of the country. our entry level homes are tough so when you start seeing homes in the east bay for $200,000, $250,000, you know, people are lining up for them. >> so what is making home buying more affordable? mortgage rates near record lows while rents are on the rise. >>> the u.s. still marching steadily toward the edge of that "fiscal cliff." we have about four weeks before we actually fall off of it. lawmakers still can't agree on how to pull us back. the key sticking points still the same, the white house says no tax hikes for the wealthy, no deal. republicans say it's out of the question. >> the math is clear. the only way to accomplish these things is allow the rates to go up in the top 2% of taxpayers. >> he is going to punish success. we
on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security because of management failures is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report concludes there was no protest before the ambush. that's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and they found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his latest plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." boehner's plan b would raise taxes on everyone making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that idea. president obama had been firm about higher taxes for everyone making a quarter million dollars or more. but now, he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. >>> o
this year. >> dubois: okay, mark zandi, thank you very much tonight. one of the brightest spots in the u.s. economy is car sales. 1.1 million cars and trucks were sold last month. that's up 15% over last year. thn blackstone reports while americans are spending more money on cars, they are demanding vehicles that cost them less at the bump. >> reporter: this year's l.a. auto show is bolder... and greener than ever before. more than 50 electric, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles are on display at a time when style is taking a backseat to fuel economy. fward loh, editor in chief for "motor trend" magazine says auto makers are paying close attention because manufacture americans are in a buying mood. right now, the average age of a car on the road is 11 years, a record high. >> now they're in these old brs. they want to buy a new one. they're going to start thinking about, hey, how much am i going to pay at the pump? >> reporter: overall consumer nnterest in alternate-fuel ihicles is up 54% so g.m. is renewing its commitment to pure electric cars with the chevy spark e.v.. ord is rol
asian-american politician in u.s. history and a world war ii medal of honor recipient. he was 88. >>> today nasa crashed into the mood according to plan. how the end of one mission will be a tribute to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o >>> those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that
security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics contend that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> we have to have our gas price story for the morning and this time it's encouraging news. gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $3.57 down 24 cents from mid- november. the highest price in the bay area is san francisco at $3.62 but that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland at $3.51 and the average in san jose is also $3.51. >>> pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. never easy. the city's newer sf park meters charged less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand. and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of $1 or less. i didn't even -- i didn't even know that's possible in san francisco anymore. >> shockingly contrary to precedent. good news. >>> today expect long lines at the post office. it's t
. chopper 5 is overhead at the peloton shopping center where a u.s. bank was robbed a short time ago. the suspect remains at large. police are looking for the suspect in the neighborhood and are interviewing bank employees inside the bank. we'll bring you more details as they become available. >>> more than two years after san bruno, pg&e offers a show- and-tell. >> got much greater confidence in our ability to operate those pipelines safely. >> yeah. it took more than an hour to stop the pipeline eruption in 2010. what the utility says would happen if there's another problem. >> you really have no idea of knowing where the photo is going to end up. >> an instagram policy change is worth 1,000 complaints. or more. the uproar that has a lot of users canceling their accounts. ,,,,,, a broken fire hydrant in du sent water shooting up to 2 feet into the air this morn it happened in the 8-thousa block of north lake drive. a moving van accidently into the hydrant >> a broken fire hydrant broke in the 8000 block of northlake drive in dublin. a moving van accidentally crashed into the hydr
someone started taking shots at a u.s. marine recruiter. this happened on highway 85 in cupertino just south of de anza boulevard. the victim told police that he was headed south about 1:00 this afternoon when one of the windows of his government vehicle suddenly shattered and when he pulled over to check it out he learned that it was no accident. >> gets notices there is a possible from one of back of the windows. he pulls over and discovers he has been shot at more than once multiple times. >> several bullets also struck the side of the car. southbound lanes had to be closed for more than an hour. investigators combed over the scene. still not sure whether the marine was specifically targeted but since his uniform was covered by a jacket and his car was unmarked, they believe it was random. >>> san francisco's improving housing market is proving to be a bust for some people living in rent controlled apartments. an increasing number of them are seeing ellis act evictions even during the holidays. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains. >> i have lived here since 1975. >> reporter: 63-yea
oversight. >>> and there's a sliver of hope toward ending the 21 month civil war in syria. an anonymous u.s. official told the "associated press" secretary of state hillary clinton and a top russian diplomat will hold a surprise meeting with the united nations peace envoy foreseers. still, this comes amid signs the country's leader bashar assad is edging closer to using chemical weapons against syrian rebels. >>> germany's cabinet today approved sending patriot air defense missiles to turkey to protect the country against attacks from syria. mortar rounds and shells from syria have killed several turks in recent weeks. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday
and companies over that of competitors but the "wall street journal" says u.s. federal trade commission won't force google to sign a consent decree and google will voluntarily make changes. looks like they are facing a similar probe in europe. >>> stock market has been focused on "fiscal cliff" talks of late. negative sentiment last week, some hope after some weekend talks. so let's see how the market is doing now. dow higher by 52 points. nasdaq is up by 14. s&p gaining 7. apple shares flat, google up 1.5% on the "wall street journal" report. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> well, if you can avoid the post office today, you may want to. expect long lines there. it's going to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. there will be a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from the recent billion-dollar losses. >>> it's time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is in newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: good morni
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